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fly (often used in the senses of ‘flee’)
1. trans. and intr. (of a falconer) to cause a hawk to fly at game 2H6 II. i. 1 “flying at the brook” (see BROOK sb.), Ham. II. ii. 459 [450] “We'll e'en to't like French falconers, fly at anything we see.”
2. fly off, desert Lr. II. iv. 91 “The images of revolt and flying off” (=rebellion and desertion), Ant. II. ii. 159 “and never off our loves again” ; fly out, rush out, break out Cor. I. x. 19 “[My valour] Shall out of itself” (‘shall deviate from its own native generosity,’ J.), Cym. III. iii. 90 “his spirits out Into my story,” IV. iv. 54 “their blood thinks scorn, Till it out and show them princes born.”
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